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Sebastian Shaw - April 7, 2011 05:13 PM (GMT)
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Sebastian Hiram Shaw
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<td style="width:150px; font-style: italic; font-size: 11px; padding: 0px 8px; color: #b5b5b5;">210lbs</td>
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<option>CEO; Shaw industries</option>
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<option>Father - Jacob Shaw (deceased)</option>
<option>FiancÚ - Lourdes Chantel</option>
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<option>Hellfire Club</option>
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<option>Apprenticeship - Engineer</option>
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<option>Unrivaled business, financial acumen</option>
<option>Charismatic</option>
<option>Hand-to-hand</option>

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<option selected>ITEMS OF INTEREST</option>

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<option>Tessa</option>
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<p>To contact, please PM or otherwise contact Angel.
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Sebastian Shaw is a mutant with the superhuman ability to absorb kinetic energy and to metabolize it to enhance his own physical strength, speed, and stamina. This makes him extremely difficult to defeat in battle, as every blow struck against him only makes him stronger, faster and tougher. Shaw's favoured tactic is to lure his opponent into striking him enough times, before he reveals the nature of his power, by which time it is often too late for them to escape the counter-attack. He is also adept at taunting foes into attacking him. Unusual tactics are required to defeat him, usually by incapacitating him or by attacking him psionically.

<p>Shaw absorbs the energy of any blow he is struck by, not just punches, but also projectiles like bullets. Shaw can still be crushed/cut, but cuts are superficial because he saps the blade of all its thrusting/cutting energy. To a less successful degree, electricity and physically based energy beams can also be absorbed. Without absorbing energy, Shaw is merely a strong ordinary human, though normally he works to keep his strength at a superhuman level. If properly energized, Shaw can lift and hold approximately one hundred times his weight. If bound, he can be punched by a teammate until he is strong enough to break the bonds. Shaw can also forgo sleep if he receives enough kinetic energy. Often he will have his mercenaries pummel him to give him enough stored energy that he need not sleep for some time. Shaw has demonstrated that he can heal from sustained damage at an accelerated rate, if energized too.

<p>Shaw's abilities can be overloaded by too great an influx of power, like being hit with too many superhuman strong punches. Shaw can also be defeated if an opponent focuses on simply immobilizing him without striking him with significant force, or if something heavy falls on him, for though he can sap the kinetic falling energy, the weight of the object could still crush him, unless he is strong enough to lift/stop it. There is an upper limit to the amount of energy that Shaw can absorb and convert, however, the exact extent of this limit remains unknown.

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Sebastian Shaw was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; to a family of humble origins. Sebastian accepted an apprenticeship at an engineering school. It was during this time that, his father; Jacob Shaw, died, after he contracted an incurable disease. Sebastian Shaw's mutant abilities first visibly manifested, shortly after he started his apprenticeship. He was beaten by rednecks in a local bar, after getting into a brawl. He found that his powers enabled him to take a hit, not only that, but each strike would increase his own fortitude. This simple realisation convinced Shaw of his unassailable qualities and his forthright, single-minded ambition.

<p>Shaw devoted himself to his studies and in time started Shaw Industries, eventually growing into a multinational corporation which has become intrinsically involved with United States defense contracts, particularly the production of munitions. Sebastian became a millionaire by age 30 and a billionaire by 40. As a businessman, Shaw has traveled the world securing power and wealth, with the growth of America's foreign interests, anti-socialist and anti-red paranoia. He maintains one of the rarest bases of influence, amongst the high ranking military and civilian members of the U.S government, as well as the corporate sector. As a man of vitality and questionable moral compass, Shaw has likely left behind him a long list of bastard offspring.

<p>Shaw's financial success soon saw him initiated into the Hellfire Club, and became a rising influential factor amongst the New York branch members. Other notable members initiated at the same time as Shaw, were: Warren Worthington Jr. (father to Warren Worthington 3rd aka Angel), Howard Stark and John Braddock. The Hellfire Club counts among its members many famous and influential members of society. Membership being passed on to descendants, or earned through wealth or influence, as in Shaw's case. The Club owns branches throughout the western world; in New York City, Paris, Hong Kong and London. Shaw's rise to power within the club elite was with the patronage of Edward Buckman. Soon after joining, Shaw learned of the Club's secret "Council of the Chosen", a group of members who, unknown to the others, conspired to achieve world domination through economic and political means. Ned Buckman is known throughout this council as it's "White King", where all of it's members are granted similar titles; named after Chess pieces. Through the force of his personality, Shaw became a probationary member of the Council, rising quickly to the formal rank of Black Bishop. This status was conferred on Shaw, by Buckman. The two of them have combined their respective capital and influence, into a promising research project headed by scientist Stephen Lang.

<p>In the earlier days of his rise to power within the Hellfire Club, Shaw fell in love with a woman and Hellfire member, named Lourdes Chantel. They are currently engaged to be married. Lourdes is also a mutant, although unlike himself, she has the ability to teleport. The two met when Lourdes' company hired Shaw to oversee one of it's projects. However, she has tried to sway Sebastian away from the Hellfire Club's central elite, and its leader Ned Buckman, fearing the Club might corrupt her lover. So far she has failed to do this, and she is slowly becoming aware of just how far Sebastian's ambition will go.

<p>However Shaw has also been searching out the ranks of the Hellfire Club and beyond their walls, for proteges or allies. He is particularly keen to develop allies and resources to form a mutant or otherwise "super-human" power base. In addition to his fiance, Lourdes, his associates, outside the Council of the Chosen, that fall into this category are; Harold Leland, Donald Pierce, who are both Hellfire Club members, not ranked amongst the true elite. In a position of trust, taking on the role of Shaw's PA, is the young Tessa. He has found the young woman to be a particularly useful instrument in business and Club politics, thanks to her ability to remember and analyze everything better and faster than any computer. Tessa makes a formidable body/mind guard for Shaw, with the added bonus that she is pleasing to the eye. Most recently, a young telepath by the name of Emma Frost has drawn his attention.

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Info source: Mainly Marvel.wikia, other wiki and uncannyxmen.net

Sebastian Shaw - April 10, 2011 12:30 PM (GMT)
He noted with a growing irritation, the tendency for his sparring partners to display hesitancy, of late.

"What are you about, man?! Attack me!" Shaw bellowed at the dithering idiot. His opponent became immediately convinced of his error --that trying to play safe, would end in greater and lasting harm for himself. Regrettably so. The other stepped to. With an unnerved yelp-come-warbling battle cry and with a flourish of ineffectual arms, he landed a few strikes that amounted to little more than a pitter-patter of bare handed slaps to Shaw's chest.

For his troubles, Shaw struck the man about the the jaw, with a solid well practised indifference; tipping it's victim sideways a few shambling steps. Turned the man about, ploughed an iron fist close to the victim's left kidney and then flipped the loser a yard or two over and off the mat with a shocking thud. The manoeuvre was so brutally efficient, that it synced perfectly to the rhythm of La donna Ŕ mobile, as the strains of Verdi's Rigoletto wafted their way through the gym.

Sebastian's opponent groaned, as the man's body begun to comprehend the pain it would be in. Even so, Shaw had plainly warned these oiks before, the dangers of cowardice. A spine befits a man, or he will not stand, et al. Such a droll comment was bound to raise a few appreciative laughs at the club, he thought with a renewed humour. The condescending smile that crept over his face segwayed wonderfully into his next idea. "Let us up the ante, Gentlemen. A cash prize, let's say five thousand, for the man who can bring me down." The idea, if anything would ensure a little healthy competition amongst these woeful lackeys. Perhaps it would even serve as a judge of character, the best way to determine who was worthy of remaining in his employ.

Shaw hoisted the fallen sparring partner, and planted him on his feet. The man wobbled and still looked like he would fold in half. "And you three, that is; all of you." He said gesturing to the few others still spectating the bout from the edge of the gym.

The larger of the four fighters, a French man by the name of Bernadotte, had the right idea. The bruiser was evidently an experienced pugilist, as wily as a fox and quite open, it would seem, to taking advantage of opportunities when they presented themselves. So when Shaw's larger opponent hatched onto the idea of using his diminutive peers as human shields, Shaw was wholly impressed by the display of initiative. The first-bout-cripple flailed forward from under the direction the Bernadotte's shove, tangling up Shaw's defence. The French man moved in with an opportunity for a right-cross, unusually strong. Yet for all of it's power, the stroke landed with little effect, as the impetus of the attack seemed to vanish immediately on contact. Shaw felt the surge of the attacks power fortify his own prowess. The mild expression of surprise from Bernadotte, kept Sebastian entertained enough for him not to make a move of his own, for the time being. Each strike the bruiser made only fuelled Shaw's reserves of strength, as the kinetic force was absorbed by his particular mutant abilities. However Shaw was careful to make a show of being hit. There was no point in giving the game away, so to speak.

It was intriguing to watch. Bernadotte was confounded by his opponent's resilience. Plainly the man was not used to an enemy that did not drop from a fight after the first few strikes. One by one Bernadotte's ablative human armour dropped from the match, as Shaw sent them careening out of the way. Yet the bruiser wasn't displaying the least sign of timidity. Intriguing. Bernadotte stepped from the mat smiling. Shaw laughed. Was the French man surrendering the match? "What are you doing man? There's no forfeiting, you imbecile. Last man stan..." Shaw's world was tipped on end, granting him a splendid view of the ceiling as he was thrown down onto his back.

Sebastian Shaw could be magnanimous in defeat. The exercise had not only secured him a new and resourceful head of security, but the same man could start work almost immediately, without having to spend that five thousand bonus on medical expenses.

By God sir, what a corking anecdote! What a splendid punchline, to boot. Oh, bravo, sir, bravo! How very droll, "medical expenses," indeed. More Claret!




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